The court has ruled that new Zulu king can be crowned in South Africa.

This came after it settled a dispute on Wednesday over whether the prince named as heir to the throne last year had a rightful claim to it.

KwaZulu-Natal high court judge ruled that Prince Misuzulu KaZwelithini is the undisputed successor to the throne.

The battle over Prince Misuzulu’s claim began last year with the death of King Goodwill Zwelithini.


The king’s will named one of his wives as Queen Regent of the Zulus, but she died a month after the king, leaving her son Prince Misuzulu to be named the king in waiting.

Two Zulu princesses said the late king’s will had been forged and went to court to stop Misuzulu’s coronation.

However, the judge ruled Misuzulu was the rightful heir and suspended the execution of the late king’s will pending a court hearing to decide on its authenticity.